St Saviour, Southwark - parish registers from 1538
St Saviour, Southwark - parish registers from 1538

A freelance professional genealogist since 2005, I undertake research at all major London record offices as well as local record offices in London and MiddlesexI also carry out family history, local history and related research in Surrey and Sussex and Metropolitan districts of London formerly in Kent.  I  have considerable experience researching a wide range of records, I am a member of the Society of Genealogists and am listed as a freelance researcher with London national and local record offices.  I have helped numerous clients in the UK and overseas to learn more of their family history, or to add detail to their own research, find documentary evidence for a particular individual or to break down a brickwall (see feedback). With decades of experience of research in many record offices, I can help you discover your family history or add detail to your own research.


Have you come to a standstill or hit a difficulty?  So much more may be waiting to be discovered - e-mail your enquiry or complete the enquiry form to contact me about possible research.  For a free initial assessment, please use the enquiry form or summarise your enquiry in an e-mail and send no more than 3 attachments.


Genealogy is a wonderful hobby.  It is absorbing and fascinating, full of surprises and every discovery provides a fresh lead to investigate.  Over the years I have built up a sound knowledge of the records available in the London record offices.   For anyone with London ancestors, particularly in the 18th and 19th century, the London archives can be a rich source of information and many sources can be overlooked.   



 A reliable, efficient and individual service from an experienced London genealogist


I visit the London archives every week.  You can ask me about a search at:


  • The National Archives (Kew)
  • London Metropolitan Archives
  • Westminster Archives (City of Westminster Archives, COWA)
  • Westminster Reference Library (performing arts, stage and theatre)
  • Guildhall Library
  • British Library (India Office aka Asia & African Studies Room)
  • British Library (newspapers covering all England)
  • British Library (electoral registers, monumental inscriptions; professions; periodicals)
  • Society of Genealogists' Library
  • Camden Archives
  • Islington Local History Centre
  • Southwark Local History Library
  • Kensington Local Studies Library
  • Friends' Library (Quakers)


Please note I am a professional researcher and am unable to respond to requests for general information or advice.



I also undertake family history and related research in Surrey and West Sussex at:


  • Surrey History Centre
  • Croydon Local Studies Library
  • West Sussex Record Office


Payment methods accepted: Paypal, sterling cheque, sterling bankers' draft. 

No extra charges for travelling time, report writing or travel expenses to any of the archives listed above.  Other archives by special arrangement

Please e-mail details of your research enquiry for a free initial assessment or use the

                                                enquiry form 


Please include in your e-mail any information you feel is relevant.  For a free initial assessment, please send no more than 3 attachments.  A £20.00 enquiry assessment fee will be charged to assess complex enquiries with more than 3 attachments.  This fee would be deducted from the first search fee should you decide to go ahead with a suggested search.  I regret that I cannot provide a free initial assessment if I'm asked to visit a website to locate information from your published family tree or to view relevant material.


If you don't have the information to hand, you can ask me a quick question about your family history research problem and I'll advise whether I can access relevant records for a search.  I'll let you know if I need any further information or copies of documents before I can provide a quote for a search.  

Please bear in mind I am a professional researcher, so I don't offer a free look-up service.


I regret that I am unable to respond to enquiries for general information.

If you prefer, you can send your enquiry by  post .



I also undertake documentary research for authors and television companies, working on topics as diverse as WW2 prisoner-of-war escape attempts; tracing 18th & 19thC clockmakers working in London; WW2 Royal Air Force squadron logs, diaries and losses; historical sporting events and researching a London family who left to run a business in Essex.   In 2012, I produced a handlist of useful research resources for the Crime Writers’ Association.  Please contact me with details of your research enquiry.    



Coming from overseas to find your roots in England?   I can help you get the most from your stay.  Pre-visit planning helps use your time efficiently and ensures you visit the correct archive to view the records you need to research your family history.